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Point lace, Reticella

Poor in design, workmanship and condition. The main bars are button-holed, so that the pearls of the button-hole stitch come on each side. The design of the main border is composed of a row of rosettes of exactly the same design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Lace, point, Reticella


Textiles and Fashion Arts